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Sunday, 14 October 2018

BookTrust's Great Books Guide 2018 #GreatBooksGuide

If you are looking for some reading inspiration for your little ones this Autumn, we recommend that you take a look at BookTrust's Great Books Guide 2018. The guide contains over 100 book recommendations for children aged 0-12. 


If you haven't heard of BookTrust already, their aim is to get children excited about books and reading for pleasure. An enjoyment of reading brings with it so many benefits in terms of educational attainment as well as to a child's overall well being and development.

The Great Books Guide, which will be delivered to 22,000 schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this October, can be downloaded here. It is very user friendly as the book recommendations are split into different age categories, making it easy to find an appropriate level book for your child. There is also a diverse range of titles, some silly, some scary and a mix of fiction and non fiction too. There really is something to inspire a love of reading in everyone, even the most reluctant readers.

We enjoyed reading the guide and adding a few titles to our own wish list. We also spotted some of our own favourite books from this year, which definitely deserve a mention. These include:

Count with Little Fish, by Lucy Cousins, is a colourful and sturdy board book that we discovered this summer. It is perfect for little hands to hold and turn the pages and has been recommended for ages 0-3.


How to be a Lion, by Ed Vere, is a great picture book that we recently featured with the Touring Book Club, you can read our thoughts on the book here. It features in the category for ages 4-5.


Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser, by Sophy Henn, has been recommended for ages 6-7. We have previously featured this book as one of our monthly favourites, you can see our full review here


As you can see Sophy Henn is thrilled to have her books feature in the guide:

The BookTrust Great Books Guide is such a brilliant part of BookTrust's unrelenting mission to find the right book for EVERY child and I am completely thrilled that Ted and Bad Nana have made it in! BookTrust are unrelenting in their wonderful mission to inspire and connect all children with books,"

We totally agree with Sophy, the purpose of this guide is to ensure EVERY child finds the book that is right for them so do take a look at the guide as we think there really is something for everyone!

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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of the Great Books Guide and a bundle of books as a thank you for writing this post. Please note that this post features Amazon Affiliate links.

20 comments:

  1. This should be publicised more, what a fantastic resource! #readwithme

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    1. It's a great idea but I have only seen it publicised on Twitter so far.

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  2. What a great guide! I feel inspired to write a BookBairn's guide! #reaadwithme

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  3. Great idea for getting inspiration for which books to choose #readwithme

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    1. It's great starting point especially if looking for gift inspiration :)

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  4. Oh this looks great! And just in time for Christmas shopping too, I never know what to recommend people get for my two so this guide would be really useful! #readwithme

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  5. What a great idea for parents (and grandparents and aunties and uncles!). My daughter is 12 now, so she's too old for it, but it's a good resource for buying presents for my niece and nephews, I will have to check it out.

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  6. I've bookmarked the download page ready to keep a few ideas up my sleeve for Christmas or 'just because' moments. Our 8yo adores reading and I'm so very glad! #kcacols

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  7. This sounds like a very useful guide! #kcacols

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  8. Will check this out, I'm always looking for book ideas for my 7 year old #KCACOLS

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  9. What a great guide. This would really help with finding great books for kids.
    #KCACOLS

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  10. I love book guides, publishers catalogues etc! My issue though is that I end up circling every other book (meaning I’d like to buy them), but my budget is tiny, so I usually end up not buying any at all as I just can’t choose. Thank goodness for libraries ;-) x
    #KCACOLS

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  11. This is such a great idea - I'm going to have a look for some ideas for Christmas! #KCACOLS

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  12. Ooh, looking forward to our school hopefully receiving a copy of this. Trouble is, I’ll probably want to read every one on the list! #KCACOLS

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  13. I hadn't heard of any of these and they all look so lovely. I think I might be getting them for my kids this year for Christmas.

    #KCACOLS

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  14. Great guide and I need all the help I can get with Christmas this year so this is one to bookmark!
    Mainy
    #KCACOLS

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  15. My three love books & I haven't heard of any of any of these so thanks for the pointers! #KCACOLS

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  16. The Booktrust are just fantastic, so great to hear the guide is being sent out to so many schools #KCACOLS

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  17. You can never have too many books...not sure my husband agrees since he claims to be drowning in books but I definitely do!!! :) #KCACOLS

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